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Friday, December 31, 2010

Israeli troops arrest seven overnight, reportedly beat woman

PNN - In a series of overnight raids ending on Friday morning, Israeli forces arrested five Palestinians around the West Bank and allegedly beat a woman and her son.

A police public relations spokesman told Palestinian state news wire Wafa that Israeli troops raided Hebron and arrested Imad Hafed al-Rajibi, 46, Abdullah Imad Hafed al-Rajibi, 23, Nouradin Imad al-Rajibi, age unknown, and Majd Yusef Abu al-Hilawa, age unknown.

The spokesman added in a statement that the Israeli troops in question attacked and beat an anonymous 42-year-old woman and her son, age unknown. They were both taken to a local hospital for treatment, but neither was arrested. Read more